Thursday, August 10, 2017

Quick Hits From My Notebook

Here's a few tidbits that I have written down in my notebook that are probably not worth their own blogpost so I'm just gonna bunch them up here for you:

Emma's Consulting - Former City Rep and opponent to open government Emma Acosta apparently now fancies herself as a campaign consultant. I don't know how the only major Latina candidate and Democrat who didn't even make a run-off to two lame ass Republicans has the balls to actually try to get someone to hire her to consult on a campaign, but Acosta is apparently pitching herself. Remember how terribly she did with Aliana Apodaca? Seriously, who in the hell is going to hire her?

Speaking of Emma, Dora Oaxaca is out trying to poach judicial candidates as a consultant now too.


D8 - Ya know, in all the excitement of the big come-from-behind win for Cissy Lizarraga that was quarterbacked by Michael Apodaca, I forgot to really talk about how shitty of a job the Cormel campaign did. What a lot of people don't know is that once again, El Paso's favorite shadowy consultant Carlos Sierra, was involved. Not sure who is going to pay the guy to run a campaign now after losing a race that he should have won in his sleep. That is a failure on the part of the campaign consultant if you have a huge money edge and went into the run off in anglo, conservative west El Paso with a white Republican and still manage to lose. Come on man, how the hell do you lose that one?

Sorry Chuck, you're no All-Star.

Oh hey, speaking of Carlos Sierra, I hear he's quite the Journey fan. Its a cool story, but that one most definitely will have its own post. I'll get to it a little later, trust me you aren't going to want to miss it.


County Judge Candidate Richardo Samaniego tripped out of the gate. The candidate who appears to be basically running on the last name of El Paso's former Sheriff, sent out an email for his campaign to government email addresses.

Big no-no.

Probably going to lead to an ethics complaint, which is bad for a candidate who is relying on a law and order family name.

There is another candidate running for Congress. Not really noteworthy and doesn't have a support base, but the crowded field is starting to look like the sheriff's race a few years ago when there was like 8 people running for the same position. Enrique Garcia is the guy's name. Nice guy, but no batch to victory.

Socorro Run-Off

The mayoral race in Socorro's run-off should be a no-brainer for voters. It features Elia Garcia, an attorney and municipal judge for the City of Clint, against Ivy Avalos. Avalos is a subordinate to another City Rep Yvonne Colon-Villalobos. Garcia understands government and the law, is educated, and has served on the Civil Service Commission for the City of Socorro.

Avalos' boss is a city rep.

Basically they aren't even comparable in terms of experience.

But here's an interesting little fact. It looks like Avalos has almost no voting history prior to being asked to run for mayor by her boss.

Ah yes, say it with me everyone..."Only in Socorro".


Anonymous said...

just goes to show, El Paso is a place where consultants are hired because of their losing record. Why ? Because they know what not to do ! How stupid can people be ? !!

Anonymous said...

First of all, in an earlier blog you called Judge Elia Garcia unethical, misleading the voters, and not even a judge, now its a no brainer to vote for her.

Anonymous said...

Other than having a famous last name, who is Samaniego? What's his background? On his website I couldn't even find what party he's in.